THE 2014 WINNERS ARE IN!

Hundreds of toy executives and industry guests from around the world gathered in New York City to honor the year’s finest toys and industry luminaries at the 14th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

A TIA-administered event in support of the philanthropic work of the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), the “Oscars” of the toy industry took place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, kicking off the 111th American International Toy Fair

And the winners are...

Recognizing an outstanding toy that inspires creative play through various forms of activity, the Activity Toy of the Year was presented to Rainbow Loom (Choon’s Design LLC)

Recognizing an outstanding toy developed for boys of any age, the Boy Toy of the Year was presented to Despicable Me 2™ Special Feature Minion Dave Talking Action Figure (Thinkway Toys©)

Recognizing an app-cessory or other physical toy that interacts with a smartphone, tablet or gaming device, the e-Connected Toy of the Year was presented toLeapPad Ultra™ (LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.)

Recognizing an outstanding toy that helps children develop special skills and knowledge through play, the Educational Toy of the Year was presented to GoldieBlox™ and the Spinning Machine (GoldieBlox™, Inc.)

Recognizing an outstanding children’s board, card, CD-ROM or electronic game, the Game of the Year was presented to Boom Boom Balloon™ (Spin Master Ltd.)

Recognizing an outstanding toy developed for girls of any age, the Girl Toy of the Year was presented to Rainbow Loom (Choon’s Design LLC)

Recognizing an outstanding toy developed for infants and toddlers up to 36 months, the Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year was presented to Big Hugs Elmo (Playskool)

Recognizing an outstanding toy that combines innovation and play value, the Innovative Toy of the Year was presented Zoomer (Spin Master Ltd.)

Recognizing an outstanding toy that is designed for outdoor play, the Outdoor Toy of the Year was presented to Razor® Crazy Cart™ (Razor USA LLC)

Recognizing an outstanding toy developed for preschool-aged children (ages 3-5), the Preschool Toy of the Year was presented to Doc McStuffins Get Better Check-Up Center (Just Play)

Recognizing a property that has had the greatest success spreading its brand throughout the industry, Property of the Year was presented to Minecraft™ (Mojang AB)

Recognizing an outstanding toy that is distributed primarily through specialty toy retailers, the Specialty Toy of the Year was presented to Rainbow Loom (Choon’s Design LLC)